Middle Tennessee State University
Pride on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University is all about being “True Blue.” From “Hail M.T.N.” to singing “The Tennessee Waltz” after sporting events to touching the Horseshoe on campus for good luck, Blue Raiders fans hold tightly to their traditions. And they’re always fired up to join together to “Come see those Blue Raiders ride today.”
Nickname:
Blue Raiders
Top Rivals:
University of North Texas, Western Kentucky University
Style Facts:
MTSU sports teams have been nicknamed everything from the Teachers to the Normalites to the Pedagogues. The name Blue Raider was the winning entry from a newspaper contest in 1934. The team’s mascot was a hound dog named Ole Blue in the 1970s. Today, it’s a winged horse named Lightning that symbolizes the university’s aerospace and horse science programs.